About Journey To The Ocean

  • JTO Program is endorsed by the Orange County Department of Education and is listed on the OCDE STEM Department field trip and recommended programs page. 

  • 4-hour field trip event, 80 students max per field trip day

  • Engaging and hands-on STEM & marine-based activities including microscope investigation, plankton tows, crab catching, mini boat design and race, pontoon boat rides, and more!


  • “The activities helped to broaden students' understanding of what a scientist does and how he/she thinks. The activities were STEM based and focused on the NGSS standards, which has a stronger focus on the investigation and engineering practices involved in science. This is exactly what our students need in order to become knowledgeable active citizens.” Cory-Anne Johnston, Melrose Elementary – 5th Grade

  • “The field trip was an amazing opportunity to experience a wonderful place that the students would never be able to see on their own.  The stations fit right in with our school year curriculum as we currently are teaching our students about biomes and also about recycling, reducing, and reusing.  The activities helped our students make real-life connections with what they’ve been learning about in the classroom.  - Bridget Gartner, Hoover Elementary – 3rd Grade